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    Hi all and hope you can help me
    ok so here goes i have a vectra c 2002 model 2.0 dti every time i start car in morning big cloud on white smoke car gets warm goes away..park car at work at say 11am and leave work around 6pm same again first start big cloud of white smoke,also my temp gauge does not get warm until say im sat in traffic then starts to creep up never overheats tho took it vauxhall and they said theres no EM Light so there's nothing wrong B*llS**T!!
    the smoke smells like oil or diesal!! defo not sweet like antifreeze also no loss in power and start first time no problems

    So my guess is it either
    • Headgasket
    • Valve Stem Seals
    • EGR Valve
    • Turbo ****ed

      Does any one know what's up or the symptoms of above have failed

      Many thanks

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    Head gasket is easy to check if you take the oil cap off and dip stick if its creamy the head has gone or going
    Turbo will smoke under acceleration and won't go away once warm
    EGR normally produces black smoke (I think)

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    not creamy mate just black oil,,the smoke get worse when u boot it only when cold,defo white smoke maybe piston rings?

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    Check glow plugs


    Is it using any oil?

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    Condensation in exhaust? Take it for a good long run to get the exhaust really hot.

    Have you noticed the amount of water that comes out of car exhausts now??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    Check glow plugs


    Is it using any oil?
    brought new glow plugs the old ones where fine so the garage man told me when he serviced it i have not needed to top it up no..and nothing under car when parked is doing my head in lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    Condensation in exhaust? Take it for a good long run to get the exhaust really hot.

    Have you noticed the amount of water that comes out of car exhausts now??
    would there still be condensation on a warm day?? i havent look for water tbh when the best time to look ?

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    I'd stick new glow plugs in.

    If it's not using oil it won't be valve stems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    I'd stick new glow plugs in.

    If it's not using oil it won't be valve stems.
    its got brand new ones in mate NGK ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmarky01 View Post
    its got brand new ones in mate NGK ones
    Had a fiat coupe 20v turbo a few years ago and had the same symptoms,it was turbo oil seals m8

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